Lorine Gatheright

Posted Online: Aug. 23, 2014, 9:03 pm
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Funeral services for Lorine Gatheright, 88, of Rock Island, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Greater Antioch Baptist Church, Rock Island. Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greater Antioch Baptist Church.
Orr's Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lorine Gatheright died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Rosewood Care Center, East Moline. She was born Aug. 20, 1926, to Tee and Gussie Hudson in Louisville, Miss. Lorine married Johnnie Gatheright in 1958 in Monmouth.
Lorine was employed as a cook for several years at the Plantation Restaurant and later retired from Town & Country restaurant as head cook. Lorine had a great love for her family. She enjoyed cooking and preparing meals as a way of gathering the family together on a regular basis. She had a love for gardening and flowers and also was an avid college basketball fan.
Survivors include her children, Bette (Robert) Harris, Rock Island, James Coleman, Rock Island, Earnestine Coleman, Rock Island, Robert Coleman, Rock Island, Charline Toliver, Rock Island and Lenford (Debbie) Coleman, Silvis; stepchildren, Toby Gatheright, Preston, Miss., Richard Gatheright, Cleveland, Dorothy Gatheright, Cleveland, Margie Gatheright, Omaha, Neb., and Helen Gatheright, California; siblings, Odelia Cotton, Rock Island, Willie Bea (Rev. Levi) Gilespie, Rock Island, Helen Carruthers, Rock Island, Delsine Hurst, Omaha, Christine (Howard) Harris, Omaha, Charlie (Elvira) Hudson, Portland, Ore., and Milton (Erma Jean) Hudson, Rock Island; 16 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great- grandchildren. Lorine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Sylvester, L.T., Luther and Gabe Hudson, a son, Willie Roy Coleman; daughter-in-law, Francis Coleman; son-in-law, Edward Toliver; grandson, Todd Ganaway, and great-great-grandson, Lyrik Phillips.
Online condolences may be left for the family at orrsmortuary.com.


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